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this wall. >> i can hear you. >> the time for change has come. chris: a problem with intelligence. the c.i.a. director should know the risks. didn't he know walls have ears and secrets have a sell-by date. why did take tray -- petraeus betray us. bill clinton has healed himself. and now politics mired in scandal. it's not just the family hurt but the rest of us. live longer, work longer. some propose to avoid the fiscal cliff would raise the age for social security and/or medicare and may work for some but how about the men and women whose backs, legs and heart can't wait two more years to retire? you want a 70-year-old flying the airplane? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today access tv dan rather, the bbc katty kay, "the new york times" jodi kantor and abc's sam donaldson. first up the petraeus story and it has us disturbed. washington is just as dumbfounded, torn between wonder at the dysfunction of our national security leaders and of course reluctant curiosity. dan, why does this same thing keep happening? it just happens, these powerful men, even as disciplined as
but former cia director says how the latest directors of a terrible impact agency. >> the ravens and raiders kickoff in several hours. a preview of the matchup. >> you are watching wbal tv 11. coclive. local. late breaking. this is wbal 11 news at 11p. >> good evening. the cleanup carries on tonight in the areas hard hit by super storm sandy. more than 175,000 homes remain without power tonight in new jersey, nearly two weeks after sandy and lst weeks nor'easter. >> after talking with the utility's last night and again this morning, my belief is we will have almost 100% restoration by saturday night. >> many are still struggling to get by as relief and power are still uncertain in some areas. more help was on the way to one of those areas of new jersey tonight thanks to a convoy of maryland state troopers. >> 11 troopers from across maryland just arrived in the seaside heights of new jersey. 25 maryland troopers held in new jersey police get some sense of normalcy back to that region -- helping jersey police get some sense of normalcy back to that region. >> they are used in answ
of the cia who happens to be one of this nations's most celebrate veteran. stepping down as he discloses an extramarital affair. >>> and cliffhanger, everody's taxes could go up, unless there is a deal to raise taxes on the wealthy. >>> plus, a rare show of emotion the day after the election. >>> and scaling back one of of the nation's landmark civil rights laws. >>> and making a difference, look who is helping the folks hardest hit on the east coast, the same folks who know the most about what it is like. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, he is the most prominent and best-known general of the modern era, david petraeus, with so much over the combat strategy over the past ten days. when rumors suched he may be stepping down as head of the cia, some speculated he was running for president. instead, he announced he would step down because of an extramarital affair. at a time when the cia was under fire for all it didn't know about the attack on benghazi, it is a huge step for the newly re-elected president, and a profound personal failing for an officer who has given so much to hi
led cia director david petraeus to abruptly resign. tonight the e-mails and the fbi investigation that.áqá off a shocking chain of events. we have a winner. four days after the election, the counting is finally over in florida. more than a decadeik after bus versus gore, a lot of folks are wondering what's the matter with the sunshine state. >>> power struggle. nearly two weeks since the superstorm, tensions boil over as hundreds of thousands remain without power. >>> day of honor for the brave young girl who inspired millions with her message of empowerment. a worldwide show of support for malala. >>> and less sons from lincoln. >> by the people, for the people. >> reporter: as the 16th president hits the big screen. >>> good evening. we have learned a great deal more today about what led to yesterday's abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus. the highly decorated retired general and former war commander stepped down after admitting to an extramarital affair exposed during the course of an fbi investigation. tonight we have learned petraeus was not at all the subject of
of cia director david petraeus. the retired general resigned after publicly admitting to an extramarital affair. >> the sudden fall of cia chief david petraeus has washington asking how and why. and the woman suddenly in the spotlight, is not saying. back in january, she was promoting her book on the general. >> he loves the agency. i think it is a great place for him. >> she is an army reserve officer in that close access to the cia director. federal agents are investigating whether she had access to this e-mails or computer. >> mike understanding is that the fbi's investigation was not necessarily focused on him. they came by the permissible accident. >> law enforcement and multiple sources tell nbc news that males between him paula were indicative of an extramarital affair. she was unable to be reached for comment. in his resignation letter, the retired general revealed he showed extremely judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. law-enforcement tells us that general petraeus is not under investigation. they did not expect an inquiry will result in the criminal charges. he was
up by israel for a possible ground attack in gaza. >> a week after resigning as cia director, general petraeus made his first appearance on capitol hill. he met privately with lawmakers to brief them on the benghazi attack that left four americans dead. according to lawmakers, there was little mention of his affair. >> the only glimpse of retired general petraeus was his motorcade racing off after the former cia director briefed committees on the attack in libya. >> his briefing was comprehensive. it added to our ability to make judgments about what is clearly a failure of intelligence. >> lawmakers say he told them classified intelligence showed the deadly raid was terrorism. >> they clearly believe it did not arise out of the demonstration. it was not spontaneous. there was clear terrorist involvement. >> petraeus said that as part of the talking points the cia drafted soon after the assault. he suggested it may have been removed. >> the key is there were unclassified talking points out a very early stage. i do not think she should be pilloried for this. >> lawmakers say he explaine
tragedy as a train slams into a parade float carrying veterans and their families. >>> and former cia director david petraeus faces the fire in this benghazi terror attack. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 16th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and the world is holding its breath this morning as tensions in the middle east reach a boiling point. this, after days of fierce fighting between israel and gaza millitanlts. an attempt at a brief cease fire was unsuccessful this morning as palestinians unleashed a fresh round of air attacks. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is not backing down. >> the past 24 hours israel has made it clear that it will not tolerate rocket and missile attacks on its civilians. >> well, nbc's martin fletcher is live for us in tel aviv. martin, what's the latest? >> reporter: lynn, good morning. following up on netanyahu's threat. last night 16,000 israeli reserve soldiers were called up for the army. the okay was given to 30,000. they've already called up half of that number. many of those will be moving south w
. >> an affair between the former cia director and his biographer, paula broadwell. both are married. she sent e-mails to a second woman identified as jill kelley. she is from florida. her family had been friends with the petraeuses for years. >> it just doesn't add up. you have this type of investigation. it took quite sure months to find out of the cia director was involved -- it took four months. >> david petraeus had been scheduled to testify about the attack in benghazi. >> i do not see how you could have what happened in benghazi if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> thursday is the hearing on benghazi. on wednesday it will be the topic of david petraeus. officials will be answering questions in closed-door meetings on capitol hill. >> this marks a pretty story career for general petraeus. >> in 2007, he led the troop surge in iraq. president obama asked him to lead troops in afghanistan. his retirement lasted a week. he was sworn meant to head the cia. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> police all looking for a late-night shooting in north baltimore. officers responded just after 10:00 p.
tonight following the resignation of cia director david petraeus because of an extramarital affair. daniel l. lee is on capitol hill tonight with more. -- danielle lee. >> lawmakers said the affair put former general david petraeus in a compromise position. lawmakers are criticizing the fbi for initially keeping secret an investigation that led to the downfall of former cia director david petraeus. >> to have someone out there in such a sensitive position, he may or may not have been having an affair at the time. >> government officials say the investigation started out months ago. joe kelly, a friend of petraeus said he was receiving anonymous threatening e-mails. in the process, it was discovered he had had an affair. a former spokesman for traders said this of the relationship. >> it in about four months ago. >> according to officials, the fbi did not report the incident to his boss or congress or the president until concluding its investigation last week. the president accepted his resignation friday. >> it is very puzzling, and i think it was a mistake because it does happen so fast a
was told about benghazi. petraeus testified it was not the cia. former cia director david petraeus kept out of sight until he got home. lawmakers cleared the way for him to get to the closed-door hearing without walking through holes -- halls, petraeus testified the cia figured immediately it was al qaeda that attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi killing the u.s. ambassador and three others. how the cia missed the threat is still under investigation. his testimony helped. >> it added to our ability to make judgments about what is clearly a failure of intelligence. >> it did not stop the fight over ambassador rice. five days after the attack, she denied it was al qaeda using cia talking points to drop the al qaeda reference. >> she did the responsible thing answering questions based on what was unclassified. >> she had a motive to spin the story on meet the press. barack obama running for reelection. he might name her secretary of state. >> this is and administration led by a president who said when he ran for office to take the fight to al qaeda. we have decimated al qaeda. >> republican
, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails exchanged with the woman who sparked the probe into cia director david petraeus. where will this all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just called up and talked to us and said that this is without a doubt the largest crowd we have ever had for a concert here in the many years we've been holding concerts on the "today" show. >> we didn't fill
>>> good morning, fall of a hero, legendary general david petraeus steps down at cia director after admitting an extramarital affair. as questions about the affair and the fallout swirl around washington. state of confusion, the rest of the country has elected a president and the ruts in florida remain too close to call. and when it comes to voting, why is the sunshine state still in the dark. and bieber break up, word that justin bieber and selena gomez may have split. they may bed sad, but many teenager girls are likelyikely screaming with joy. >>> on nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. >> welcome to "today" on a saturday. >> general david petraeus, a four star general, is known for turning around the war in iraq. >> his admission that he had an extramarital affair forcing his resignation at cia director set off shock waves across washington. it was part of an fbi investigation and if t has many wondering if he compromised national security. >> that's not the only big story. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sa
. >>> embattled former cia director david petraeus testifies privately on capitol hill, insisting his resignation had nothing to do with the botched response to the attack in libya. all of this as we are still tting a daily dose of unpleasant details about general petraeus's affair with paula broadwell, and the role that florida socialite jill kelly played in the drama. >>> and the clash in benghazi heats up as charges that the u.n. secretary misled the country about the attack on "meet the press" and other programs. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> now sparking a war of words with the president, senators are threatening to block her potential nomination as secretary of state. >> the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better, and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> we'll talk to senator lindsey graham exclusively this mornin
the fiscal cliff. the election celebration is short-lived. a surprise resignation by cia director david petraeus comes days before congressional hearings over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. we'll get reaction this morning from capitol hill and the very latest reporting on this developing story from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, who broke the story friday afternoon. also the president and republicans get set to negotiate new taxes and spending cuts. is a breakthrough possible? >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. we've debated over and over again. and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans but as americans. now, we want you to lead. >> where does it all go from sneer we'll ask democratic senator from new york chuck schumer and republican senator from oklahoma tom coburn. also we check in with cnbc's jim cramer, hear about the economic stakes should washington fail to avert fiscal disaster by the
of the director of the cia, retired four-star general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated general officer of a generation. and now, the questions are rolling in about the extramarital affair that led to all of this, about the e-mails that led the fbi to petraeus. and how much further this all goes. we begin our reporting of the story tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our washington news room, good evening, andrea. >> reporter: good evening, brian, new questions tonight on why the fbi did not tell the president or the intelligence leaders about the involvement of petraeus's acknowledged mistress for months, even on new allegations on how it began. we learned today on what was in the e-mails to jill kelley, the family friend whose call for help to the fbi kicked off the investigation. nbc news investigative correspondent michael isikoff. >> the naturals accuse the tampering, but they had accusations on the comings and goings of david petraeus, news that somebody had high access to information. >> reporter: kelley says his sister is a victim. >> my sister, number one is a mother, she has
is speaking for the first time since the scandal that brought him down. and tonight, the cia says they're investigating him. >>> and bp paying a big price for the oil spill in the gulf. where will the money go? and where are the folks who lost so much, and what are they saying about this tonight. >>> and new questions about the five-hour energy drink and products like it. andity is so hard to crack down on what may be a real risk. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, the last time missiles landed anywhere near tel aviv in israel, they were fired by saddam in iraq. tonight, they were taken into a bomb shelter. and that is how real this conflict has become between the palestinians and gaza. this could turn into a full ground war very quickly. rocket fire from gaza is being answered with air strikes from israel, israel saying they're ready, at least, to launch a ground invasion as a next step. and for the rest of the world in plain english, here we go again. this conflict is starting up quickly. more from martin fletcher in tel aviv, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, it does
cia director david petraeus will testify on capital hill today. >>> breaking news from the middle east as rockets are fired between the israelis and palestinians. this morning three israelis are killed. a live report coming up. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, november 15th, 2012. >>> good morning,er one. i'm lynn berry. and today one scandal will give way to another in washington. former cia director david petraeus is expected to testify in a closed door senate intelligence committee hearing. general petraeus is not expected to discuss his personal indiscretions that ended his career last week. instead, he'll be talking about details on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the controversy over u.n. ambassador susan rice calling the assault spontaneous back in september has reached a boiling point. yesterday president obama in his first news conference since re-election exploded at republican finger pointing over rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me, but for them to go after t
him as a counter terror investigator in the tampa office. that led to petraeus's resignation as c.i.a. director. >>> questioned the notification time line with the f.b.i. director and c.i.a. director. the top democrat on the house intelligence committee says because the f.b.i. investigation was criminal in nature. the agency didn't have to notify the white house. >> it began as a criminal investigation involving a seeber threat and that is where the investigation started. investigations e solve involve. information comes out and as you see it has evolved to other situation. and the investigation is not over and the f.b.i. has a lot more work to do. >> they continue to look through documents t. pentagon has suspended her security clearancens and mcdill air force base has revoked kelly's access to that base. >>> there will be a closed door meeting tomorrow on the attacks in bensenville. new tonight former c.i.a. director will testify before the committee friday about the events that led up to the deaths of the u.s. ambassador. and today president obama defended susan rice after criticis
. >> savannah, thank you. ex-cia director david petraeus is on capitol hill this morning being grilled about the deadly consulate attack in libya as his former agency launches an investigation into his personal conduct and admitted affair. nbc's andrea mitchell is in watchington with more on this story. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: all eyes today are on former cia director david petraeus who finds himself under investigation by the very agency he once headed as cia investigates whether petraeus used agency resources to further relationship with his biographer predwell, this as petraeus heads to capitol hill today testifying behind closes doors on the benghazi attacks before the house and senate intelligence committees. the nation's former top spy is facing pressure on two fronts. now under investigation by the agency he once headed, even as he prepares to testify before a congress on benghazi. petraeus' testimony is expected to focus on when the cia knew the attack on the consulate was an act of terrorism and not a spontaneous demonstration. on thursday top intelligence officials brief
down cia director david petraeus. this morning defense secretary leon panetta announced the man who succeeded david petraeus is under investigation himself. general john allen, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghan stand is accused of, quote, inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she started the investigation. a senior official traveling with allen says his communications with kelly are under review. the official says general allen disputes engaging in any wrongdoing in the matter. the fbi referred the matter to the department of defense for investigation on sunday. early this morning secretary panetta directed that the defense department inspector general investigate. meanwhile, last night fbi agents went to the home of biographer paula broadwell, the woman government officials say petraeus acknowledged having an affair with. a senior law enforcement official says the search was consensual, not a raid. meanwhile, they said petraeus had hoped to survive the scandal but he was told to resign by james clapper. andrea mitchell broke the petraeus story. she has more on the e
between congressional intelligence committee leaders and officials with the fbi and cia. sally kidd, wbal-tv 11 news. >> david petraeus was scheduled to testify at a thursday hearing on the benghazi attack. now a deputy director will testify in his place. some lawmakers say that at some point they will need to hear from david petraeus. >> now involved is the twin sister of a woman at the center of the story. jayne miller has more on the story for us. >> the story still has a long way to go to completely unfold. in montgomery county, the twin sister of the woman who got the fbi interested in petraeus' saliva is being sued for $100,000 in unpaid bills. >> 37-year-old phil kelly, described as a volunteer and special liaison to the military, is identified as the woman who put the fbi on the trail of petraeus. paula broadwell is the woman with whom petraeus was allegedly having an affair. petraeus resigned on friday. jill kelly lives with her husband, dr., and her twin sister, who shares the same house. the twin is pictured here to the left of petraeus, her arm draped around him. natalie is cu
the cia and the fbi as we learn more tonight about what happened in the days leading up to the bombshell resignation of cia director david petraeus. >>> money trail. new concerns about whether millions in donations are actually reachg families left shattered by sandy. tonight, our nbc news investigation. >>> moment of crisis at one of the most trusted institutions in the world. explosive allegations against a popular tv star, now a shake-up all the way at the top. >>> reunited, separated during the storm, we're there for the emotional moments when families find the pets they thought were lost forever. >>> and paying tribute to those who served and those who continue to serve. tonight, honoring our nation's heroes on this veterans day. >>> good evening. the fallout from the surprise resignation of cia director david petraeus after admitting to an extramarital affair has taken two tracks tonight. first with the bombshell landing just days after the presidential election, there is a growing course of questions from lawmakers about exactly when petraeus's affair was discovered and who in was
, former cia director until a week ago tonight was hidden from view as he testified in secret about his old job and what he knows about what happened in benghazi, libya, on 911 of this year. nbc's kelly o'donnell has more. >> reporter: good evening, hearing from petraeus was so critical, not only because he ran the cia, but he was the only top official to visit libya after the attack. his briefing, amid his personal crisis, has helped lawmakers better understand what the intelligence community knew and when they knew it. leaving home before dawn, david petraeus's trip to capitol hill was carefully cloaked to keep the former spy chief out of view, waiting cameras, blocked by law enforcement to "spare him," from media exposure. >> i apologize, but there is a lot of suffering going on. >> reporter: during the top secret briefing, lawmakers say petraeus made clear that the cia immediately believed that terrorists, and not protests, were directly responsible for the assault that killed chris stephens and three others. today, a new explanation for why the white house had pointed to a new anti-mus
washington after the sudden resignation of c.i.a. director, david petraeus. plus -- >> i'm sarah, live with details on a fight that broke out at a dundalk flea market. >> you're watching wbal 11. this is 11 news tonight at 11 p.m. >> i'm deborah weiner. a fight at a dundalk flea market disrupted people enjoying a sunday afternoon shopping trip. sarah sampson is live at baltimore county police headquarters with more on what happened. sarah? >> police are still working out all the details surrounding exactly what happened. but we do know that three people were injured. one of them was taken to the hospital, and two people were taken into custody. >> hours after it happened a fight that erupted in the parking lot of the northpoint plaza flea market still had vendors and customers shakesen. some so nervous they didn't want their faces shown on camera. >> less than five minutes, yeah. >> the guy was laid out and he appeared to be unconscious. >> it shook me up, because i wasn't -- we don't ever have anything like this happen down here. >> a baltimore county police spokesman said the brawl b
is. >>> this morning on "early today," the latest details on the investigation >>> cia director general david petraeus. president obama is taking his fiscal cliff argument to a far higher power than congress. we're going to tell you who. indiana investigators want to know what caused a massive explosion, damaging over 30 homes, while leveling some completely. >>> this is "early today" for monday, november 12th, 2012. >> a very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. new details continue to emerge in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to resign. government officials say after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer paula broadwell. multiple sources have revealed the identity of a woman who received harassing e-mails from broadwell and whose complaint to the fbi led to the investigation which uncovered the affair. and there's a growing chorus of questions from lawmakers about exactly when the affair came to light, who in washington was told about it, and when they were told. nbc's kristen walker has the latest on the controversy. >> reporter: ac
to the sudden resignation of cia director david petraeus. congressman said on the house intelligence committee said -- but says he was in the dark about the investigation until hours after it went public. that is one the most surprising aspects of this case. the president was not cold and neither was congress. >> that is right. healing a lot suspected -- speculation and injury, especially by republicans who think this was kept under wraps. former cia director general david petraeus admits his relationship with paula broadwell crossed the line. the question is, did there appear to jeopardize national security? paula broadwell's recent remarks on the bank of the attack amplified the issue. >> they took some libyan members prisoner and they think the attack was an effort to get the prisoners back. >> officials reveal classified documents were found on paula broadwell's computer but both she and petraeus deny he gave her them. >> the probe began when a petraeus family friend told the fbi she was receiving threatening e-mails. the fbi says this e-mail glenn beck to paula broadwell and revealed her
.ncicap.org-- >> the sudden resignation of cia director david petraeus over an extramarital affair has sent shock waves through washington. the ripple effect is being felt on capitol hill, where they are getting ready to hold hearings on the deadly attack on the american consulate in libya. david petraeus conducted his own investigation. top lawmakers say they want to know what petraeus knows. >> if the general does testify, it will be as a civilian. as president obama saluted veterans at arlington national cemetery -- >> thank you. to honor you. >> washington was consumed with the fall of one of the nation's most celebrated military heroes -- cia director and former general david petraeus step down over an extramarital affair. >> it was like a lightning bolt. >> personal e-mails at between petraeus and his biographer it came to light after anonymous e- mails were sent to another woman who worked for the state department. >> mrs. broadwell sent a threatening e-mails to her. she went to the fbi. oh, i can't believe it. but that's what it is. >> in the general is not under investigation but his departure
's testimony from the c.i.a. director general david petraeus that's key. >> i will ask him if his resignation had anything to do with the fact that he was supposed to testify before congress. >> in washington. >>> according to law makers who attended the closed door briefing today the deputy director of the c.i.a. told them that susan rice got an unclassified version of the events that later proved incorrect. you'll recall she's come under sharp criticism for saying that attack was spontaneous rather than a terror attack. congressional leaders viewed video of the attack that showed events in real time. hillary clinton will testify in the coming weeks. and palestinian militants targeted isreal's commercial capitol today. hamas shot rockets for the first time as paniced residents ran for cover. isreal has sent troops and weapons toward gaza and have called up tens of thousands of reserve vist. this comes after the hamas was killed in an air strike. >>> it's become a pretty popular alternative to coffee. >> but now the f.d.a. is looking at whether an energy shot could have played roles in 13 dea
the job of cia director general petraeus. a serious story with a lot of serious questions, but also giving a lot of fodder to late-night comics. take a look at that coming up in a little bit and we'll joined by a man who will be fully retrained talking about this scandal, seth mitchell. >> laugh, don't cry, i guess is the answer there, and elegant, refined and practical. we are, of course, talking about willie -- no, the little black dress. >> yes. >> the lbd. andre has written an entire book about it and tells us why this is such a staple of women's fashion and such a great book to look through. we'll talk to him coming up. >> and, of course, if you watched us yesterday, were you here for the spectacle that was one direction. well, the five boys from britain did us a favor and recorded a couple of songs and left them for us, and we're going to share those with you later on in this hour. >> can't get enough. >> all right. first "twilight" fever is about to hit a fever pitch as "guy light, breaking dawn part 2" opens up this weekend. joining us now is one of the stars. >> here, get this jac
>>> on the broadcast tonight, the scandal that brought down the cia director. tonight, for the first time, we learned jill kelley's side of the story, the woman in tampa who triggered the e-mail investigation, that started it all. >>> and the president in his second term, showing real anger as the member of his team comes under attack. >>> did we just get closer to war in the middle east? israel kills a major figure in the sky. both sides are ready for retaliation. >>> and making a difference for those who lost so much, including their classrooms. nightly news begins now. . >>> good evening, the woman who started it all, the investigation into a chain of e-mails that led to the resignation of the cia director, former four-star general, david petraeus, is tonight telling more of her side of the story through a surrogate. for the first time we're learning why she says she felt the need to approach the fbi and ask them to investigate the communications she was receiving. jill kelley of tampa, florida, is now a big part of the story involving several big names. tonight, sh
>>> good morning. unanswered questions. the affair that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. when was it uncovered? why did it take so long to tell the president? and why was this woman the target of harassing e-mails from the general's mistress? >>> blown away. a neighborhood in indianapolis in shambles after a mysterious and deadly explosion. more than 30 homes may have to be demolished. what caused that powerful blast? and the pits, a fight breaks out between crews of two racing teams after nascar superstar jeff gordon intentionally crashed into another driver. he says he has nothing to apologize for today, monday, november 12th, 2012. "today" with matt lauer and >>> and good morning, welcome to "today" on monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. possible to overstate how shocked those who know david betrars are over the turn of events and fallout from his surprising resignation is reaching beyond washington this morning. >> his admitted affair was first discovered when the fbi discovered threatening e-mails when sent to a woman in flori
, a growing scandal that has already resulted in the resignation of the cia director has tonight already grown so vast and so complicated, it deserves diagramming as we begin tonight's coverage of it. this begins with retired four-star u.s. army general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated, best known general of the modern era. he resigned on friday, admitting to an affair. he was immediately linked to paula broadwell, like petraeus, she went to west point, an academic who wrote a biography of petraeus. we know about the affair because of jill kelley, she alerted the fbi, said she was getting anonymous harassing e-mails, turns out they were from broadwell. kelley dealt with a lot of generals both in the military and socially in tampa. overnight we learned another four-star general is involved. our current commander in afghanistan, he took over when petraeus left, john allen. now being investigated for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley of tampa. both of them deny any untoward relationship. they're reviewing the conduct of the first agent who rev
to figure out who knew what regarding david petraeus' sudden departure from the cia. >> we have the latest on the scandal. >> the sudden resignation by david petraeus leaves washington with more questions than answers. he quit over an extramarital affair. >> i do not know anybody that was not shocked by this. he was such a decent guy. this is one of those things where you knew there must be something there. >> the affair was reportedly with this woman, paula broadwell. >> this project started as might dissertation. >> investigators were investigating paula broadwell. lawmakers say they should have known about the probe. dianne feinstein plans to investigate the cia. >> i think we should have been told. >> eric cantor talked last month about the general's of theaffai. david petraeus was supposed to testify. the interim director will speak in his place. >> police all looking into a late-night shooting in north baltimore. officers responded just after 10:00 p.m. last night for reports of a shooting. a taco bell manager remains in critical condition after confronting two man in howard county.
the cia and fbi, the house and senate intelligence committees will hear from summer cia director david petraeus. >> karzai understand it, -- as i understand it, the opportunity to get his views are very important. >> they are not expected to get into the affair that prompted david petraeus to resign. the cia is investigating whether he did anything wrong professionally. >> we feel there was not a threat to national security. >> david petraeus testified on the deadly attack that killed four americans in benghazi. >> this administration -- including the president himself has intentionally misinformed, allotted to the american people and the aftermath of this tragedy. >> if you want to know who is responsible in this town, and buy yourself a mirror. >> david petraeus may shed some light on that today. >> senate leaders a day will hold a hearing -- senate leaders say they will hold the hearing at a later date. several sourcesssible confirm the suspect is the brother of mia farrow. police say two people cannot forward saying he sexually abused them. the victims are about eight years old whe
. un ambassador susan rice got a bit of a lifeline from the cia. >> clouds and showers >> the skilling crisis on the gaza strip is raising international concern. israel's assault on hamas continues. an emergency meeting was held to discuss confconcerns. israel has not ruled out a possible ground campaign. ambassador susan rice apparently got a big boost from the cia. to is on the short leaist succeed the hillary clinton. >> republicans are opposed to susan rice for allegedly spreading "untruths" about benghazi. >> a democrat reports that embassador susan rice got a lifeline from the cia. this issue remains highly partisan, even personal. libya has become a battle between president obama and republican senator john mccain who insisted the administration knew quickly that al qaeda had attacked. >> for the president for two weeks afterwards to deny that that was the case is either cover-up for it is in confidence. >> un embassador susan rice denied it, infuriated republicans. lawmakers were briefed on libya. the democrat said theat u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect intelligence
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're the director of the cia, with all the challenges that face you in that position, personal integrity is first and foremost be bankrupt before all of this became public, paula blog -- paula broadwell spoke of working with petraeus in afghanistan. > kelly and allen's relations and it has not been defined, but he is still on the job right now. in the meantime, the fbi conducted a consentual search of broadwell's home. her brother-in-law calls for the euro. >> she took issue with it. >> in washington, congress once to know -- wants to know why it took them and the president several days to learn about general petraeus. general allen denies doing anything inappropriate. tracyashington, i'm potts. back to you. >> officers responded to call around 10:30 last night. they found a man suffering gunshot wounds. a weekend brawl at a free-market involved two motorcycle gangs. two men face charges. investigators identified the gains as the demons of souls and ouls and the titans motorcycle clubs. police are asking for your help in identifying two men involved in a weekend shooting at a taco bell. they are
tracie potts. >> at least one man -- one member of congress has already spoken with the cia about the rolling controversy involving general the trade as and john allen -- general patreaus. >> there are questions about the nature of emails between general allan and joe kelly. one senior official says there were not explicit but used names like sweetheart and year. allen denies any wrongdoing. >> no one should be to any conclusions. his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> kelly is not a federal employee but suggested she has special privileges when completed to police about reporters. >> i am an honorary consul general. they should not be able to cross the property. >> the initial complaint kicked off an investigation that led to the discovery of an affair between the general and paul a brodwell. questions remain about whether he will be called to testify. >> it is up to congress to make decisions about who was called to testify, but the president is confident the -- confident that the acting director is fully capable of rep
david petraeus is not out of the spotlight. >> former cia director general david petraeus will answer questions about benghazi, just not today. later this morning congress will move forward with its investigation. >> i don't think there's any debate in this country that when you have for americans killed, that is a problem. >> congress will look at not just what happened with the deadly attack in libya on september 11, but what happened after and how the administration responded. >> i believe the american people deserve a comprehensive, no- holds-barred investigation. >> at the heart of the increase its un ambassador susan rice, who made the rounds on tv after the assault to blame protests on an inflammatory anti-muslim video. the white house says it was based on intelligence she had at the time. >> this president and is this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> if president obama decides to appoint ambassador rice as the next secretary state -- >> if she did no better, it she . > -- should not be the voice of america. >> the pres
of the cia, david petraeus, has resigned. the former four star general asked president obama to allow him to step down, admitting that he had an extramarital affair. petraeus took over as director in september of last year after serving as the top u.s. commander in iraq and afghanistan. be sure to stick around for nightly news with brian williams for more on the resignation. begins right after the news at 6:00. >> for the past couple of years, megastore as in maryland have cost consumers more than -- storms in maryland have cost consumers more than $600 million. the panel came up with a number of recommendations designed to reduce the frequency of power outages. the report is now in the hands of the public utilities service commission. david has details. >> hot the report recommends tying approval of rate increases to a record of resiliency. maggeden cost consumers $300 million. hurricane irene cost consumers $312 million. horatio cost consumers $320 million. the impact includes replacing perishable food, restaurant hotels and restaurant meals and hotel stays made necessary because of the
>>> good morning. firestorm of controversy. new questions swirling now about former cia director david petraeus, the relationship with his biographer, the investigation, and what all of this means when it comes to the probe into that attack in benghazi. the general's form er spokesman speaks out to nbc news in his only tv interview. >>> deadly explosion -- at least two people killed. dozens of homes damaged after a massive blast overnight in indianapolis. what went wrong? >>> and "twilight." the final film opening in just days. the love story about vampires and werewolves, why has it turned so many fans into crazed beasts? we'll take a bite out of that story today, sunday, november 11, 2012. >>> and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning, veterans day. i'm erica hill. >>> and i'm lester holt. today is an important day to honor those who served in our armed forces. you're looking it at the tomb of the unknown at arlington national cemetery. the president will lay a wreath there later on this morning. >>> one of america's most decorated veterans, david petraeus, is behind closed
trial judge. the third trial is set in march. lawmakers are getting a chance of former cia director david petraeus on the attacks in been gauzy, libya, that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others. somewhere -- some are accusing the white house of deliberately misleading the american public about the intention of the attack. petraeus sneaked in the building out of view of cameras. it is the fiscal face-off. the need to find a way to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts from kicking in. our washington bureau reporter has more on how the spirit of cooperation is. in the nation's capital. >> we have heard about the. -- spirit of cooperation, but talks could fall anywhere on the scale between compromise and confrontation. >> we say we want to work on solutions. >> i am open to compromise in new ideas. >> i remain optimistic. >> we want an agreement, but not just lip service. both sides agree the government needs to bring more money in. the question is how to get to that growth. >> there are no barriers here to sitting down and beginning to work through the process. >> the w
with the sex life of the director of the cia and the commander? a bit of this just seems out of balance. >> some question the fbi's involvement. >> those certainly involving a love triangle or whatever, it should not rise to this level. >> others wonder why the federal probe had been kept from congress and the white house. >> the fbi knew all about this months ago when they apparently told nobody about it. >> parts of the broadwell-- petraeus case was so incensed. briefed on the case today, nancy pelosi said the fbi had an obligation not to report to congress, to protect individual privacy unless national security was involved. on capitol hill, steve handlesman, wbal-tv 11 news. >> stay with nbc for continuing coverage of the petraeus scandal as it unravels. coming up tonight on "nbc nightly news," latest on the affair as we have a timeline. >> they have discovered the suspect in the case. what's going on here? >> we are right off of scagsville road. howard county was able to track him he ran the now and the suspect on the ground. "we do not know if there are any injuries involved, but
from sandy. >> plus, new details in the departure of the cia director, and the breach of trust even he's calling unacceptable. a veterans day service in memory of those who served our country. >> and the ravens get ready for a possible season changing matchup against the black and silver raiders. 11 morning sunday news starts now. >> welcome to 11 news sunday morning. i'm lisa robinson. >> i'm jennifer franciotti. >> by this afternoon we're going to get close to 70. it's going to warm up fast. if you're up early getting ready to go downtown for tail gating you're going to have to bring two different sets of clothes. winter stuff for the morning and shorts -- well, maybe not shorts but lighter stuff for the afternoon. 37 at the airport right now. mostly clear skies. so it is a chilly start. by the time we get into the afternoon, temperatures will climb into the 60s. average high is 58. we should be about ten degrees above the mark. we'll come back and take a look at the seven-day forast going into next week. >>> our big story, the lienup continues in areas hardest hit by hurricane sandy
should have talked last week before the words from the cia. president obama wanted to show off the power of the second election, with a tax call on the rich, but that message had a distraction, the situation with david petraeus. >> that classified information was disclosed, that it in any way had any impact on our national security -- >> but the president is withholding judgment on the fbi holding secret. he praised the former cia chief. >> we are safer because of the work that david petraeus is has done. >> issue number two was the fiscal cliff and taxes. >> what i am not going to do is extend further a tax cut for folks who do not need it. >> republicans demand no rate hikes. can there be a deal finally to cut deductions? >> i recognize that we're going to have to compromise, and as i said on election night, compromise is hard. >> four americans dead in benghazi. today, a demand of a new investigation and warning the president not to nominate susan rice as his new secretary of state, after rice claimed benghazi was a riot gone wrong. >> to be searched her reputation is outrageous. >> m
and the cia and fbi come to live with the house and senate intelligence committees will hear from former cia director, david petraeus. >> he interviewed many of the people, as i understand it, that were involved appearance of the opportunity to get his views is very important. >> the closed door hearing is not expected to get into the affair that prompted david petraeus to resign. the fbi concluded it was a personal matter. >> we made the determination as we are going through that there was not a threat to national security. >> david petraeus testified today on the deadly attack that killed four americans and then gonzi. thursday they saw the real time video of the attack. >> this administration, including the president himself has intentionally misinformed, lied to the american people in the aftermath of this tragedy. >> if you want to know who is responsible and this, by yourself in error. >> david petraeus could shed some light on that today. >> senate leaders say they will hold a hearing at a later date. >> our other big story is an edgewater man charged with a long history of sexually a
. >> a bombshell resignation washington is our big story this morning. c.i.a. director general david patraeus is stepping down from his post immediately after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> reports are that his biographer is under investigation for improperly access his email and classified information. she's believed to be the other woman in this affair. >> in his resignation letter to president obama, david patraeus, who took over at the c.i.a. in 2011, wrote, "after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and leader as an organization such as ours." patraeus resigns days after his boss won re-election but president obama accepted it saying about patraeus and his wife, holly, i wish them the best that the difficult time. >> it's too soon to tell today but for lack of a better term, patraeus is a legend. >> patraeus had been scheduled to testify at house and senate hearings next week on the terrorist attack in september on the american embassy in benghazi, libya, that left
are learning more today about september's deadly consulate attack in benghazi, libya. former cia director david petraeus still reeling from the revelation of his affair, testified on capitol hill behind closed doors. kristin welker is in our washington bureau with more. good morning. >> reporter: general petraeus snuck in and out of the capital on friday, but his testimony is still making waves with lawmakers. some say it only raises more questions about the way the administration landled the benghazi attack. due to the firestorm surrounding his life, reporters were blocked to spare him embarrassment. lawmakers say petraeus testified that the cia immediately believed that terrorists were involved in the september 11 benghazi assault. that is a stark contrast to the account u.n. ambassador susan rice offered in the days after the incident when she said that what happened in benghazi was a spontaneous attack. some lawmakers said the discrepancy was the result of evolving intelligence, while others noted the cia's initial assessment of terrorism was classified and therefore not included in the tal
the time and place to plot. >> reporter: senor mudd was the terrorist official for both the cia and the fbi. >> they want to return to the golden age of islamist. it gives them a place to say that's where they can do it, and that place is yemen. >> reporter: how important is it to catch him? >> he's had the will to reach u.s. shores. can't get much higher than that. >> reporter: the tough job of finding asyri falls to these men, yemen's commandos. they have trainers here to help and equip them. this is the second of their fire exercises i've attended in the past three years, and they are getting better. but u.s. officials believe the best shot at a series will likely come from above, from american drones hovering in yemeni skies. since 2009, u.s. air strikes have killed several al qaeda leaders, but dozens of civilians have died, too. >> you have a sense of fear, constant sense of fear that is really, really part of everybody's daily life. >> reporter: this is a human rights researcher who has been investigating casualties in the war against al qaeda and photographing the devastation. the a
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